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All photographs unless otherwise stated belong to the "Sidney Clarence Gudsell Photographic Trust"

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post. 

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site.  I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have.  I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -


Henry Winkelmann
 born 26 September 1860 Bradford, Yorkshire, England
died 5 July 1931 Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

The scow "Herald"
 The "Herald" was a wooden vessel of 73 tons register, built at Auckland in 1892, and owned by Mr. A. W. Bryant, coal, lime, cement, and shingle merchant.

The "Herald" struck on Canoe Rock, off Kawau Island, on July 14, 1928. After her crew had landed on the rock, the scow drifted away.

Lambert and Heatley

Lambert and Heatley
 Peel Street, Lawrence
March 1898 - January 1899

Alfred Gorham Lambert and Charles Edward Heatley
[they were brothers-in-law; both being married to daughters of Richard and Agnes Fellows]

Alfred Gorham Lambert
born 10 December 1872 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand [1]
died in 1942 in Invercargill
 buried 6 December 1942, block 32, plot 107 Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

married circa 1901, reg. 1901/2466
Louisa Christina Fellows [2]
daughter of Richard and Agnes Fellows
Charles Edward Heatley
born circa 1873
died 20 December 1901 aged 28 years

 buried 23 December 1901, block 14, plot 75 Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

married circa 1900, reg.  1900/35 
Euphemia Fellows 
born 11 February 1880 [3]
daughter of Richard and Agnes Fellows
she died 27 March 1970 Auckland aged 90 years, reg. 1970/33050
 buried 31 March 1970, block 14, plot 75 Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
[she married secondly Henry Harold Marchant in 1904, reg. 1904/6679]

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4528, 2 March 1898, Page 2
(this notice continued in the Tuapeka Times until 22 June 1898)

Messrs Lambert and Heatley, who have made a reputation as photographic artists in both Dunedin and Christchurch, have opened a studio in Peel street next to our office. They are capable of turning out first class work, and the public during their stay in Lawrence will have an opportunity of getting work of a class done that can only be obtained in some of the best metropolitan studios. The opportunity is one that should be taken the fullest advantage of. 
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4528, 2 March 1898, Page 3

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4561, 25 June 1898, Page 2
(this notice continued in the Tuapeka Times until 13 August 1898)

Messrs Lambert and Heatly [sic], the Jubilee Photographers, announce their intention in another column of giving up business in Lawrence at the end of January, and that up to that date they are prepared to undertake any description of photographic work, either at their studio or at the customers' homes. At the present time they are making a specialty of family groups, which they are prepared to take on the most reasonable terms compatible with first-class work.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4615, 31 December 1898, Page 2

MESSRS Millar and Austin have opened in Lawrence as photographers in the premises lately occupied by Messrs Lambert and Heatley. The new firm have had a lengthened experience of all descriptions of photographic work in other towns, and having had the studio renovated and improved they are in a position to turn out work equal in every respect to that procured in the larger cities. They solicit an inspection of their work exhibited in their window.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXI, Issue 4637, 22 March 1899, Page 2

Charles Edward Heatley, who will be remembered as having been in business some time ago in Lawrence in the firm of Lambert and Heatley, photographers, met with an accident on the Big Hill while proceeding to Beaumont yesterday morning. It appears that he lost control of the machine, and a Mr Brown who came along shortly after had some difficulty in separating him from the bicycle. He was at once conveyed to the hospital, where he died in the evening, few minutes before his wife arrived. No inquest is considered necessary. Deceased was 28 years of age.

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXIV, Issue 4919, 21 December 1901, Page 2

Distressing Fatality.— On Friday last Mr C. E. Heatley, a young man who had been resident in Invercargill for some time and was well-known about the district as a canvasser, met with an accident which caused his death soon after in the Tuapeka district. He was riding a bicycle and it is supposed that he lost control of the machine on a steep part of the road and was thrown violently against a bank. The fatality is the more lamentable seeing that he but recently married a young daughter of Mr R. Fellows. The remains of the unfortunate man were brought home on Saturday and the funeral takes place to-day from Mr Fellows' house, Nith street. 

Southland Times, Issue 15126, 23 December 1901, Page 2 

[2] register transcribed as Hellows
[3] GenForum posting by Diana Burgess, 6 June 2009

BLAIKIE, William Nicol

William Nicol Blaikie
died 11 November 1898 aged 35 years, reg. 1898/3432
buried Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, block 85, plot 46

Otago Daily Times, Issue 11287, 3 December 1898, Page 5


James Valentine
of Dundee, Scotland

  Evening Post, Volume IV, Issue 128, 13 July 1868, Page 2

 New Zealand Herald, Volume XVI, Issue 5466, 24 May 1879, Page 8


Balmoral Castle, Deeside, 12w
Ballater, near Balmoral, 14w
Balmoral from the river, 14v
The Queen, Princesses Christian, Beatrice, and Teck, and John Brown, 17v
Keith Hall, Inverary, 21v
Balmoral Castle, looking to Lochnagar, 45w
Castleton of Braemar, from Craig Coynach, 104w
Ballater, from the south, 1-9v
King-street, Aberdeen, 533w
The Bullers of Buchan, 753v
Aberdeen, from above the Suspension Bridge, 784w
Ballatrick, Deeside, the scene of Byron's boyhood, 849v
Crathie Kirk, Deeside, 836v
Castleton of Braemar, 92lv
Broad-street, Peterhead, 971w
Brig o' Balgownie, River Don, 1021v
Aboyne Castle, 1023v
At Inverey, looking to Ben Mac Dhu, 1080W
At Inverey, looking to Mar Lodge, 108lw
Ballater Bridge and Craigendarrach, 1082w
Old Machar Cathedral, from the S.E., 1159w
The Dee, above Balmoral, 1190w
Old Bridge of Dee, 1239w
Tillypronle, 1240w
Kildrummy Castle, Donside, 1241v and 1242v
Craigevar Castle, Donside, 1243v
Aberdeen, from Torry, 1249w

Oban, from the S.W., 507w
Oban and the Sound of Kerrera, from N.E., 509w
The Dog Stone and Dunolly Castle, 512w and 709v
Dunstaffnage Castle and Loch Etlve, 513w and 1478w
Glencoe, scence of the massacre, 690v
Oban and Sound of Mull, 707v
Inelten, from the Pier, 820v
Inelten, looking east, 822v
Tighnabruaich, Kyles of Bute, 823v
Kyles of Bute, 825v
Dunolly Castle, and Bay of Oban, 828w
Loch Awe, and Ben Cruachan, 1039w
Dunstaffnage Castle, near Oban. 1131v
Dunoon Castle, East Bay 1170v
Dunoon, from West Bay, 1230v
Dunoon, from north, 451w and 1231v
Inverary, from the north, 1433w
Inverary, from the south, 1434w
Inverary Cross, Castle aod Duniquaich, 1438w
Inverary Castle and Duniquaich, 1444[w]
Dunoon, from the church tower looking north, 1447w
Oban, from the south, 1504w

Views In Caithness.
Thurso, from the lower road, 631w
Wick Harbour the Herring Season, 1571w
View near the New Bridge, Wick, 1590w
The New Bridge, Wick 1591w
Thurso, from Mount Pleasant, 210lw.

Dumbarton Castle, 335v
Helensburgh, 337v
Dumbarton Bock, from west, 450w
Helensburgh from the Pier, 1152v
Dumbarton Castle and Pier 1161v
View from the Pier at Helensburgh, 1415w and 1416w
At Helensburgh, 1457w

Views in Clackmanan.
Cambaskenneth Abbey, near Stirling, 156v
Cambuskenneth Abbey and Tomb of James III, 157v
Castle Campbell, near Dollar, 259v
A Bit "on the Devon," 380v
Falls of Devon, the Cauldron Linn, 381v
Rumbling Bridge on the Devon, 382v
Falls of Devon, the Devil's Mill, 383v
On the Devon, near Rumbling Bridge, 937w
Castle Campbell, from east, 942w
Castle Campbell, from south-west, 944w
Castle Campbell, from the south, 1147v and 1148v

Views in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, from the Calton Hill, 33w and 291v
Roslin Chapel, south front, 65w
Roslyn Chapel, north front, 65aw
General Post-office, Edinburgh, 84w
Holyrood Palace, from S.W., 134v
Edinburgh, from the Castle, looking N.E., 151w
Edinburgh and Holyrood, from Queen's Park, 152w
National Monument, Edinburgh, 162w
Burns's Monument, Holyrood, &c., from the Calton Hill, 166v
Princes-street, East and Calton Hill, 167w
Princes-street, looking west from Scott's Monument, 168w
Register House, Princes-street, 173w
Holyrood, from Calton Hill, l83v
Corner of the West Bow, High-street, 190w
John Knox's House, High-street, 196w
Martyr's Monument, Greyfriars, 197w
Heriot's Hospital, 198v
Donaldson's Hospital, 200w
Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat, 202w
the Old Town and Waverley Bridge, 220v
the West Bow, 232v
Scott's Monument, 235v
Hawthornden and Drummond Castle, 239v
Hawthornden Castle, 241w
Holyrood, from the Calton, 289v
Edinburgh, from the Castle towards Princes-street Gardens, -25v
Roslin Chapel, 474v
Queen Mary's Bed-room, Holyrood, 209v
Craigmillar Castle, from east, 582v
Cratemillar Castle, from S.W., 583v
Holyrood and Canongate, from Salisbury Craigs, 587w
Roslin Castle, near Edinburgh, 588v
Princes-street and Calton Hill, looking east, 590v
Scott's Monument, looking to the Castle, 721v
Princes-street and National Gallery, looking west, 728v
Fettes' College, Edinburgh, 868w
Burns's Monument and Arthur's Seat, 875w
the Tolbooth and Canongate, 1028v
Old Town Edinburgh from Calton Hill, 1104w
Granton Pier, from east, 1109w
Scott a Monument and Princes-street, looking west 1110w
Roslin Castle and Glen, 1112w—
Canongate Tolbooth, 1161v
Leith, from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 1165w
Jeanie Dean's Cottage, St. Leonard's, 1170w
The Prince Consort Memorial, Edinburgh, 1171w.

The above selection of Cabinet (7½ by 4½ inches) Photographs, by Valentine, of Dundee, and Wilson, of Aberdeen, have been carefully selected as faithful and striking pictures of the "land o' cakes". They will be posted free to any address in the Colony.
One for 1s 6d, Six for 7s 6d, or Twelve for 12s.
Sixteen Hundred Views to Select from. List l.]
CHAPMAN, Bookseller, Auckland.

  New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5674, 24 January 1880, Page 8

New Zealand Herald, Volume XX, Issue 6759, 17 July 1883, Page 4

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XII, Issue 1620, 6 December 1883, Page 2

Southland Times, Issue 9360, 28 October 1886, Page 2

Southland Times, Issue 9360, 28 October 1886, Page 3

Prospective Entertainment. — Mr W. Dougall and Mr James Stewart have recently imported a large number of photographic transparencies for exhibition by their limelight apparatus. At their invitation a number of ladies and gentlemen assembled in Mr Dougall's studio yesterday evening for a private view of these. The apparatus worked admirably and the pictures proved to be very beautiful examples of a branch of photography that has been brought very near perfection in the hands of such artists as Valentine, of Dundee, and Wilson, of Aberdeen.

The scenes depicted were principally from the camera of the latter, and included views of cities, abbeys, cathedrals, universities, castles, and spots famed in poesy and story or for their romantic beauty, from Cape Wrath to Cape Cornwall. Some singularly pretty and interesting animal groups were shown. The inborn love of the Briton for the sea was evinced by the applause which greeted the projection on the canvas of several spirited pictures of yachts under weigh and of huge seas breaking on a rockbound coast.

Altogether Messrs Dougall and Stewart have become possessed of a magnificent collection of pictures pictures which are certain to stir the hearts of those whose homes were once on the other side of the world, while they will interest all as perfect reproduction of scenes and places they have heard of but may never have the opportunity of seeing.

A series of pictures of remarkable scenes in America followed, but these, with a few exceptions were not so good as the British artists' work. Mr Dougall then introduced his own Far South views, and these the spectators heartily enjoyed and applauded.

After a condensed two hours' entertainment Mr John Gammell, B.A., invited the company to testify in the usual manner their appreciation of the beauty of the pictures and the kindness of their entertainers in providing so great a treat. Mr G. Bailey seconded the motion for a vote of thanks to Messrs Dougall and Stewart which was heartily accorded and acknowledged. It may with certainty be prophesied that these pictures will be in great request during the winter mouths.

Southland Times, Issue 11410, 21 March 1890, Page 2

Mr Powell, representing Messrs Valentine and Co., of Dundee and London, having been commissioned by this well-known firm of photographic artists to execute 6000 panoramic views of New Zealand scenery, intends taking a trip up the Wanganui River, with the intention of photographing some of the more striking and beautiful effects with which New Zealand's Rhine abounds.
Wanganui Herald, Volume XXVI, Issue 7904, 9 September 1892, Page 3 

High Street, Christchurch, N.Z.
18283 J.V.

Government Buildings, Christchurch N.Z.
18286 J.V.

Among the passengers by the Aorangi, from London, which arrived the other day in Auckland, was Mr Powell, landscape operator for Valentine and Sons, of Dundee and London, photographers. He has been 20 years in the service of this firm, and has executed missions for them in Great Britain and Ireland, on the Continent, in Norway, Iceland, ect., his last mission being to photograph the landscape scenery of Morocco, Tunis, and Spain.

Mr Powell intends making a photographic tour of New Zealand, North and South, including the lakes and alpine scenery and, as showing the extent of his proposed work, he does not expect to complete his mission till early in 1893.

Mr G. T. Chapman, the well-known bookseller, who has been so long the agent for the late G. D. Valentine's photographs, will control tho New Zealand business. Mr Chapman will conduct Mr Powell through the North Island and his brother, Mr D. S. Chapman, who is now in London, will arrive in the colony in time to arrange for the South Island, so he will thus have the advantage of their local knowledge and general acquaintance with the, colony. The bulk of the series will be ready for the market at the beginning of November, when the tourist season commences. 

The series will prove an excellent advertisement for the colony, as Messrs Valentine and Sons, who are one of the largest photographic firms in existence, intend to place the views with their numerous agents throughout the world. As showing the extent of their operations, they have taken 30,000 views of British and Continental scenery, and have always eight operators in the field, and employ 300 hands.
Taranaki Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 9394, 18 May 1892, Page 2


The Photograph Album of
Jane Alexander Jago
born 17 June 1858, Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland
 daughter of John Wesley Jago (Cashier) and Margaret Pollock Mackie
died 26 May 1910, George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand aged 51 years
buried block 20, plot 12, Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.

married 26 January 1876 at Burnside Cottage, Dunedin, New Zealand by the Rev. Thomas Roseby
George Cashmore Israel
 born 29 May 1845, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
son of John Cashmore Israel and Adelaide Maria Cook
brother of John William Israel (1850-1926), Commonwealth Auditor-General, Australia
died 28 January 1916 at his residence "Lugar" Musselburgh, Dunedin
 buried block 20, plot 12, Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.
1. Maggie Adelaide Israel born circa 1877, reg. 1877/3110, died 6 May 1927, buried block 20, plot 12, Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.

2. Ruby Edith Israel born circa 1879, reg. 1879/3084, died 13 Oct 1957,  reg. 1957/35891 aged 78 years.

3. Gerald Evelyn Israel born circa 1880, reg. 1880/14494, died 10 October 1916 France, reg. 1918/59348, aged 35 years.

4. Percy Jago Israel born circa 1882,  reg. 1882/13002, killed in Invercargill in 1938 aged 55. 
      4a.  George Cashmore Israel born 19 September 1914 Invercargill, New Zealand, reg. 1914/29095, died 13 November 1984, married Elizabeth Burrows.
          4ai daughter born 8 August 1946 at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Hobart
          4aii son born 19 August 1950 at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Hobart

5. Dorothy Winifred Israel born circa 1886,  reg. 1886/8116, died 30 May 1964, reg. 1964/28870 aged 78 years, buried block 20, plot 12, Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.

Page 1
by London Portrait Rooms, Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 2
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 3
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 4
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 5
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 6
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 7
by London Portrait Rooms, Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 8
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page  9
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 10 reverse of photograph on page 9
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 11
by Clifford & Morris, Royal Arcade, Dunedin

Page 12
dated October 1873
Could be same person as in photograph on page 33.
by T. D. Webb, St. John Street, Launceston, Tasmania

Page 13
by Montabone di G. Borelli, Roma, 9 Piazza Spagna, Piano Terreno

Page 14
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 15
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 16
by London Portrait Rooms, Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 17
by Stephen Spurling, Hobart Town, Tasmania

Page 18
by Alexander Brothers, 88 Renfield Street, Glasgow

Page 19
by R. Clifford & Co., Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 20
by Coxhead Brothers, Dunnings Buildings, Dunedin and Esk Street, Invercargill

Page 21
by J. McGregor & Co. Ltd., Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 22
by London Portrait Rooms, Princes Street, Dunedin
Page 23
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 24
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 25
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 26
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 27
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 28
by J. Botterill, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne

Page 29
by R. Clifford & Co., Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 30
Alfred Israel 1872 or 1875?
by A. McDonald, St George's Hall, Bourke Street East, Melbourne

Page 31
by Burton Brothers, Dunedin

Page 32
by R. Clifford & Co., Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 33
dated April 1872
 Could be same person as in photograph on page 12.
T. D. Webb, Launceston, Tasmania

Page 34
by unknown photographer (T. D. Webb, Launceston, Tasmania?)

Page 35
by Clifford & Morris, Royal Arcade, Dunedin

Page 36
by Clifford & Morris, Royal Arcade, Dunedin

Page 37
by J. McGregor & Co. Ltd., Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 38
by Clifford & Morris, Royal Arcade, Dunedin

Page 39
 "Geo. Duncan, 1873"
by London Portrait Rooms, Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 40
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 41
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin

Page 42
by Clifford & Morris, Fleet Street, Dunedin
Page 43
by Clifford & Morris, Royal Arcade, Dunedin

Page 44
by H. McFarlane, 107 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Page 45
by H. McFarlane, 107 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Page 46
by Burton Brothers, Dunedin

Page 47
by J. McGregor & Co. Ltd., Princes Street, Dunedin

Page 48
by Alexander Tait

by known photographer

John Cashmore Israel married Adelaide Maria Cook 2 June 1844, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
children of  John Cashmore Israel and Adelaide Maria Cook:
Isaiah (George) Cashmore Israel  born 29 May 1845, Tasmania, Australia  
Rachel Ann Israel born 16 September 1848, Tasmania, Australia 
John William Israel born 4 July 1850, Tasmania, Australia  
Priscilla Eliza Israel born 10 April 1852 , Tasmania, Australia, (second daughter) died 30 September 1937 at "Lentara" Private Hospital, West Wyalong, NSW aged 85 years, wife of John Wisch.
Alfred Robert Tasman Israel born 5 February 1855, Tasmania, Australia 
Maude Hellen Israel (youngest daughter) died 8 November 1932 at the residence of Dr. L. Gollan,
Ulverstone, Tasmania

Mr. George Cashmore Israel, Manager of the North Dunedin branch of the Bank of New Zealand, was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and finished his education at the Church of England Grammar School. He served eleven years in the Bank of Tasmania, and joined the Bank of New Zealand at Dunedin in 1872. In February, 1875, he was appointed manager of the newly opened North Dunedin branch, where he is still in charge. Mr. Israel was for many years secretary of the Dunedin Choral Society, and was secretary to the Music Committee of the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition of 1889; he has for thirteen years been a member of the Union Street school committee, being three times elected chairman. He has been twice chosen as President of the Dunedin and Suburban School Committees' Conference, and is now a member of its executive committee, and was also chairman of the committee controlling the school children's demonstration at the celebration of the jubilee of the province of Otago in 1898, and the great children's gathering on the occasion of the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Mr. Israel, who was at the same time a member of the Royal Reception Committee, received special thanks from the Princess in connection with the latter office. He was one of the founders, and is now Treasurer of the Dunedin Competitions Society, instituted in February, 1903, for the furtherance of study in Literature, Music, and Art. 

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts] 1905.

A Press Association message from Dunedin announces the death of Mr George C. Israel, the Chairman of the Otago Education Board. Mr Israel, who had turned three score years and ten, was; born and educated in Tasmania, but came to Dunedin about 44 years ago. There he entered the service of the Bank of New Zealand, being for a good number of years manager of the North Dunedin branch. He retired from the service of the Bank quite recently.

During, the whole time of his long residence in the city Mr Israel was actively associated with every public movement for the moral, intellectual, and physical elevation of the people, and never spared himself where hard work and persistent effort were needed to push ahead a good undertaking.

He was particularly active in all matters connected with education from the kindergarten to the University, and at the time of his death was Chairman of the Education Board, a member of the Otago University Council, the Otago High' School Board, and the Board of the Dunedin Technical School. These, however, were only a few of his activities, and many other city organisations will miss the zeal and energy of genial and most likeable George Israel, than whom few men in Dunedin had more friends and sincere admirers.

Mr Israel was married to a daughter of the late Mr J. W. Jago, and a sister of Lady Williams. Mrs Israel died a few years ago, leaving a grown-up family.

Oamaru Mail, Volume XLI, Issue 12758, 29 January 1916, Page 4

These photographs may show the Australian family of George Cashmore Israel and include a photograph of his brother Alfred Israel (top left)